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really tells us almost nothing. it's far from a road map. it says the judicial power of the united states shall be vested in one supreme court and such inferior courts as the congress made from time to time, and that's it. so, article 3 of the judiciary article doesn't even mention the chief justice. we know by inference that there is such an office as chief justice because elsewhere in the constitution, we are told that when the president is in peach by the house and tried by the senate, the justice shall preside over the trial and you remember the chief justice rehnquist presiding over the impeachment trial of bill clinton. but with the chief justice will is and how the chief justice is to be appointed in the federal circuit court of course the appeal if you become the chief judge by seniority so maybe what have come become the justice by seniority but no, president george washington thought otherwise and actually nominated a chief justice in that case and by separate commission, so that established the pattern some nominated to be the chief justice through the ranks. beyond that, how t
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